LEE RANALDO ANNOUNCES BRISBANE & SYDNEY DATES

Fans of iconic alternative rock band Sonic Youth take note; founding member and guitarist LEE RANALDO is heading to our shores with his band for two exclusive shows in Brisbane and Sydney.

These performances coincide with the band’s appearance at the Melbourne Festival and see Ranaldo taking the stage with band mates and friends, Steve Shelley and Alan Licht.

The highly acclaimed artist will be touring off the back of his new album Between the Times and the Tides.

Joined by an all-star cast including Nels Cline, Alan Licht, John Medeski, bassist Irwin Menken and long-time associate Steve Shelley, the album is equal parts smart, confident and loose in a manner that recalls some of the best rock ’n’ roll… yet still sounds like a fantastic new style.

These intimate shows are sure to enthral as Lee Ranaldo Band embarks on this Australian tour. Don’t miss your chance to see much-admired artist live in concert.

LEE RANALDO BAND OCTOBER 2012

Sat 20 Oct      Sydney | Oxford Art Factory
Moshtix | 1300 438 849 | www.moshtix.com.au

Sun 21 Oct     Brisbane | The Zoo
Oztix | 1300 762 545 | www.oztix.com.au

Wed 24 Oct    Melbourne | The Hi-Fi (as part of Melbourne Festival)*

1300 438 849 | www.moshtix.com.au

* Not a Frontier Touring Co. show

Frontier Members pre-sale via www.frontiertouring.com/leeranaldo

Mon 13 Aug   (12noon AEST) to Tue 14 Aug (12noon AEST)

General public on sale from 9am local time, Wed 15 Aug

GRIMES PLAYING AT MEREDITH

Remote Control & Penny Drop are proud to announce that Grimes is coming to Australia for the first time ever as part of the 22nd Meredith Music Festival.

Named by NME as the #1 Most Exciting Band To Watch In 2012, Grimes’ record Visions was released earlier this year via 4AD / Remote Control.

The Meredith Music Festival ballot opens Wednesday the 18th of July. It’s quick, easy & free to enter. Visit www.mmf.com.au before 10pm Sunday the 12th of August 2012, and follow the ensuing prompts.

JOE MCKEE ANNOUNCES ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR

Joe McKee, the former front-man of acclaimed group Snowman, has announced an album launch tour. Catch Joe perform in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this August.

JOE MCKEE ‘BURNING BOY’ ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR AUGUST 2012

FRI 10 – ESTONIAN CLUB, NORTH ADELAIDE
with Steering By Stars
SAT 11 – GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE
with Melodie Nelson
THU 16 – PADDINGTON UNITING CHURCH, SYDNEY
with Melodie Nelson
FRI 24 – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH
with Melodie Nelson

First single ‘Darling Hills’ is a lush, cinematic track inspired by McKee’s hometown of The Darling Hills, 35km south of Perth.

Watch the gorgeous video for ‘Darling Hills’, directed by Liam Saint-Pierre, and get yourself a free download of the track below.

DARLING HILLS from Liam Saint-Pierre on Vimeo.

 

Burning Boy is out now via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Burning Boy - Joe McKee

CHET FAKER MELBOURNE SHOW SOLD OUT 2ND SHOW ANNOUNCED

Melbourne electronica artist Chet Faker has sold out his upcoming Melbourne show in less than two days. Due to popular demand a second Melbourne show has been announced for Saturday 8 September at the Revolt.

Tickets are on sale now via www.revoltproductions.com.

Chet Faker will embark on a national headline tour in support of his new single ‘Love and Feeling’ next month.

CHET FAKER
Australian Tour

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July – Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay
SOLD OUT | www.splendourinthegrass.com

Fri 3 August – The Bakery, Perth
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.nowbaking.com.au

Sat 4 August – Mojos, Fremantle
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.moshtix.com.au

Thu 16 August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by FBi Radio
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 17 August – Trinity Bar, Canberra
Tickets available on the door

Fri 24 August – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from from www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 7 September – Revolt, Melbourne
Presented by Triple R
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.revoltproductions.com

Sat 8 September – Revolt, Melbourne
Presented by Triple R
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.revoltproductions.com

Fri 14 September – Up Late @ GOMA, Brisbane
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 20 July from www.qtix.com.au

CHET FAKER ANNOUNCES HEADLINE NATIONAL TOUR

Following a sold out EP launch tour and a European tour with The Temper Trap, Melbourne electronica artist Chet Faker is pleased to announce a headline Australian tour in support of his new single ‘Love and Feeling’.

Catch Chet Faker on Friday 3 August at The Bakery in Perth, Saturday 4 August at Mojos in Fremantle, Thursday 16 August at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, Friday 17 August at Trinity Bar in Canberra, Friday 24 August at Cats @ Rocket Bar in Adelaide, Friday 7 September at Revolt in Melbourne, and Friday 14 September at Up Late @ GOMA in Brisbane.

Hailing from the tight-knit disco and house music scene in Melbourne and taking elements from an acoustic past, Chet Faker has carved out a unique style that fuses personal stories of love and loss with an electronica soul that reaches far beyond his homeland. Shrouded in secrecy, hidden behind an alias and disguised by a beard, Chet Faker enjoys mystery. He came to everyone’s attention when his cover of Blackstreet’s classic ‘No Diggity’ hit #1 on Hype Machine. But far from rushing into the limelight, Chet built on the popularity of ‘No Diggity’ through a series of tracks released online, creating an insatiable hunger from fans for more from this part jazz, part soul and part electronic artist.

Thinking in Textures, out now via Opulent / Remote Control, is an acclaimed debut release from the Melbourne musician. First single ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a gorgeously penned track that has been garnering airplay across the globe – everyone from FBi Radio in Sydney and Triple R in Melbourne to Mary-Anne Hobbs of XFM and Rob Da Bank of BBC Radio 1 in London have been playing the track. New single ‘I’m Into You’ has been picked up by triple j and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (UK), who has been playing the track on his Next Hype segment. The track peaked at #1 on Hype Machine, the worldwide indie music aggregator and has had over 160,000 listens on Soundcloud to date.

2012 has been an incredible year for Chet Faker. In March he played stand-out performances at SXSW, including a performance at the Filter Magazine Party and was touted as a ‘must see’ act by The Austin Chronicle. On 23 March 2012 his debut EP Thinking In Textures was released on Opulent / Remote Control in Australia, on Chess Club Records in the UK and on Downtown Records in the USA to widespread acclaim. Chet went on to sell out his Sydney and Brisbane Thinking in Textures launches and a remarkable three Melbourne launches in April, before taking off to the UK to perform at The Great Escape Festival. Chet went on to perform at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Live Festival and is currently in the middle of a European tour with The Temper Trap.

Don’t miss Chet Faker at a venue near you in Sydney, Perth, Fremantle, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane this August and September.

CHET FAKER
Australian Tour

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July – Splendour in the Grass Festival, Byron Bay
SOLD OUT | www.splendourinthegrass.com

Fri 3 August – The Bakery, Perth
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.nowbaking.com.au

Sat 4 August – Mojos, Fremantle
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.moshtix.com.au

Thu 16 August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Presented by FBi Radio
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 17 August – Trinity Bar, Canberra
Tickets available on the door

Fri 24 August – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from from www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 7 September – Revolt, Melbourne
Presented by Triple R
Tickets on sale 9am Monday 9 July from www.revoltproductions.com

Fri 14 September – Up Late @ GOMA, Brisbane
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 20 July from www.qtix.com.au

 

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE NEW SINGLE & TOUR

Melbourne electronic outfit Northeast Party House return with their stellar new single ‘Pascal Cavalier’ and an east coast single launch tour.

Catch Northeast Party House launch ‘Pascal Cavalier’ at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Friday 13 July, Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Friday 20 July, and Alhambra Lounge in Brisbane on Saturday 21 July. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

Northeast Party House have also been announced to perform at the Big Sound conference in Brisbane this September.

Following on from their debut self titled EP, which delivered the tracks ‘Embezzler’ and ‘Empires’, brand new single ‘Pascal Cavalier’ is another big indicator that this band is on the move with an undeniable groove and energy. Produced by the band’s drummer Malcolm Besley, ‘Pascal Cavalier’ features a synth heavy chorus propelled by dual vocal hooks. The new track is custom built for sweaty club shows, dance floors and festival stages alike.

Set for digital release on 13 July 2012 via Stop Start, ‘Pascal Cavalier’ is the first track taken from the band’s forthcoming album, set for release in early 2013.

Since being ‘Unearthed’ by triple j back in 2010, Northeast Party House have been building a solid live fan base as a result of their high energy live shows. The band have wowed audiences at Falls Festival and Pyramid Rock Festival, and have supported the likes of Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Go! Team and Kimbra.

Don’t miss your chance to see Northeast Party House launch ‘Pascal Cavalier’ in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane next month.

LISTEN TO ‘PASCAL CAVALIER’

 

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE ‘PASCAL CAVALIER’ SINGLE LAUNCH TOUR’

FRIDAY 13 JULY
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Supported by City Calm Down, I Oh You DJs and Diamond
Tickets on sale now via Corner Box Office (57 Swan St, Richmond) | 03 9486 1677 | www.cornerhotel.com

FRIDAY 20 JULY
Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
Supported by Panama and Colour Coding
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX

SATURDAY 21 JULY
Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane
Supported by The Belligerents and Fairchild Republic
Tickets on sale now via Oztix – www.tickets.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545